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NAGAFF chieftain, Ajuzie predicts land border reopening says FG losing revenue. 

NAGAFF chieftain, Ajuzie predicts land border reopening in November, says FG losing revenue. 

 

Segun Oladipupo
A chieftain of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Fred Ajuzie on Tuesday in Lagos, expressed optimism that the federal government will soon reopen the nation’s land borders for business.
Ajuzie who was recently, appointed by the President of NAGAFF as Chairman, Trade Facilitation Committee stated that his confidence is borne out of the fact that Adewale Adeniyi has been confirmed as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service.
Speaking with our correspondent on the development, Ajuzie who was a former Chairman, Apapa Chapter of NAGAF, noted that the reopening of the border is long overdue saying it has been a viable source of revenue to the government.
According to him, high cost of essential commodities would lead to the nation’s borders reopening considering the shortage of  commodities in the market.
He described the Comptroller of Customs as a core professional who has the capacity to advice and enlighten the government about the benefit and importances of reopening the borders for international trade to thrive.
Ajuzie reiterated that with the reopening of the border posts, the service has the capacity to generate revenue and reduce the cost of food items in the Nigerian markets for the common man to afford cheaper commodities.
He further commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the confirmation of the new Comptroller General of Customs.
“The border reopening is long overdue but I know that the borders will be opened for operations in November because the CG of customs will advice the government to reopen these International frontiers because of the huge benefits associated with trade”.
“I believe that the new CGC will perform very well because he’s a technical person, he’s well  informed and of course an e- customs personnel.
While explaining the roles and mandates of his new appointment, the NAGAFF Chieftain affirmed that the office has the potentials to bring stakeholders together and proffer lasting solutions for trade facilitation to thrive.’
“The new appointment as national chairman of trade facilitation is all about proffering solutions for our members who are faced with the encumbrance surrounding trade and to ensure that cargo clearance is not delayed at the seàports, airport and land borders.’
He further stated that the new appointment will not discourage him from contributing  his quota for the  NAGAFF 100% Compliance, pledging further to serve the association diligently.
Speaking on drop in cargo throughput in Nigerian ports, Ajuzie lamented that the situation has discouraged shippers from cargo Importation because of hike of foreign exchange pointing out that the parallel market has been unfavourable to Nigerian importers.
However, he also lauded the government for lifting restriction of 43 prohibited items adding that smuggling of such commodities under  Buhari led government thrive which further killed local manufacturing of such goods.Segun Oladipupo

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A chieftain of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Fred Ajuzie on Tuesday in Lagos, expressed optimism that the federal government will soon reopen the nation’s land borders for business.

Ajuzie who was recently, appointed by the President of NAGAFF as Chairman, Trade Facilitation Committee stated that his confidence is borne out of the fact that Adewale Adeniyi has been confirmed as the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service.

Speaking with our correspondent on the development, Ajuzie who was a former Chairman, Apapa Chapter of NAGAF, noted that the reopening of the border is long overdue saying it has been a viable source of revenue to the government.

According to him, high cost of essential commodities would lead to the nation’s borders reopening considering the shortage of commodities in the market.

He described the Comptroller of Customs as a core professional who has the capacity to advice and enlighten the government about the benefit and importances of reopening the borders for international trade to thrive.

Ajuzie reiterated that with the reopening of the border posts, the service has the capacity to generate revenue and reduce the cost of food items in the Nigerian markets for the common man to afford cheaper commodities.

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He further commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the confirmation of the new Comptroller General of Customs.

“The border reopening is long overdue but I know that the borders will be opened for operations in November because the CG of customs will advice the government to reopen these International frontiers because of the huge benefits associated with trade”.

“I believe that the new CGC will perform very well because he’s a technical person, he’s well informed and of course an e- customs personnel.

While explaining the roles and mandates of his new appointment, the NAGAFF Chieftain affirmed that the office has the potentials to bring stakeholders together and proffer lasting solutions for trade facilitation to thrive.’

“The new appointment as national chairman of trade facilitation is all about proffering solutions for our members who are faced with the encumbrance surrounding trade and to ensure that cargo clearance is not delayed at the seàports, airport and land borders.’

He further stated that the new appointment will not discourage him from contributing his quota for the NAGAFF 100% Compliance, pledging further to serve the association diligently.

Speaking on drop in cargo throughput in Nigerian ports, Ajuzie lamented that the situation has discouraged shippers from cargo Importation because of hike of foreign exchange pointing out that the parallel market has been unfavourable to Nigerian importers.

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However, he also lauded the government for lifting restriction of 43 prohibited items adding that smuggling of such commodities under Buhari led government thrive which further killed local manufacturing of such goods.

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